Thursday, 24 January 2013

Vintage Jumble Glamour!!!!

Who would have thought that selling your wares at a Vintage Jumble Sale would turn out to be such a glamorous pastime! 
Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen & Mrs Nostalgic's Mummy in Homes & Antiques Magazine!!!

The Vintage Jumble Sale at St Matthews Parish Centre on Saturday 12th January was a wonderful event full of treasure hunters and loads of bargains.  When the doors opened the crowds piled in and us stall holders were thrilled to pass on so many of our vintage wares.  I always like to dress up a bit in my head scarf and vintage fishwife outfits!

In the middle of all the hubbub I was interviewed by a design student from Northampton University about my opinions on vintage fashion!!  Ooh I'm no expert deary I told her! 

We were lucky to be situated opposite Alice from Homes & Antiques Magazine at the Jumble who was signing up people to magazine subscriptions quicker than you can say Jack Rabbit!!  She took a photo of Mum & I and she has added it as well as lots of pics of my lovely fellow vintage stall holders to a write up of the Jumble in Homes & Antiques Magazine....OOOOOhhhhhhh

Claire Rocks & Suzanne of Hearts & Kisses

Wendy of Ticking Stripes clinging on to her treasures

I have had to walk around with dark glasses on since as I am soooo famous and those paps are relentless!!!  I don't want to get everyone really excited but I have a very sexy bri nylon yellow overall to wear to the next fair at The Three Swans in Market Harborough on Saturday 2nd February.  It's an original Woolworths standard issue!!  The reporters will be queueing up to get a snap of me in that!!  See you all at the fair



Monday, 7 January 2013

Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen Makeover

Hello lovely readers.  Happy New Year to everyone from me - Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen. 
I live in a pretty little village and when we moved into our 1940's house I embraced it's open fires and quarry tiled floors and decorated my kitchen in a pretty country style. All very shabby chic vintage and pink flowers.

Five years on and my life has really changed.  I now sell vintage kitchenware for a living and as my life has changed so has my taste.  I've seen so many wonderful vintage kitchen pieces over the last couple of years that I have developed a new taste in kitchen style! I can't say it is of any particular era as it's a mix of 30's, 40's and 50's.  The plans have been made and my husband and I are going to restyle our kitchen over the next couple of months.  I've taken a couple of photos of my kitchen now and a couple of items placed around to give me ideas.

 I'm going to paint the skirting boards light vintage green and add accents of yellow and green to the existing cream.  Here is the before and in a couple of months I'll post the after.....sooo exciting!!

Going to paint this yellow and put green handles on.


I've placed a few items around to see what I think

Might paint this chair same yellow as the frame I've painted behind on the wall.  The tea towel is a vintage tea towel I am using for inspiration.  Let me know if you've got any tips or ideas I can incorporate in my new nostalgic kitchen.

If you are re-styling your kitchen have a look on my website for some inspiring ideas and it's free postage on all UK orders in January so there is no excuse to get cracking!